Do you know that something is going on with your child, but he or she refuses to share details?
Is your child easily angered, uncontrollably irritable, and/or often withdrawn?
Does your child have trouble sleeping at night?
Has your child gained or lost weight and you don’t know why?
Does your child refuse to allow you to meet with the school to address the bullying?
Are your child’s grades falling at school?
Is your child sad more often than not?
Does your child refuse to go to school?
Your child may be a victim of bullying. While bullying can occur anywhere, the most common place for bullying occurs in schools. The long term effects of bullying include anxiety, low self-esteem depression, withdrawal from friends and family, refusal to go to school, poor grades, drug and alcohol abuse, and in some instances self harm and/or suicide. Most people don’t know that there are anti-bullying laws that can result in the bully being charged with criminal harassment, assault and battery, stalking, and violation of civil rights. However, like many parents, there is confusion about where to begin, and how to support your child. If you think that your child is being bullied, we can help with both the emotional support and provide direction to resources to reduce bullying. To get started, please refer to child therapy.